September 2016 : New Teen Nonfiction

  • Birley, Shane
    How To Be A Blogger And Vlogger In 10 Easy Lessons : Learn How To Create Your Own Blog Vlog Or Podcast And Get It Out In The Blogosphere
    Presents the fundamentals of blogging and setting up a vlog, discussing how to outline a personal story, edit content, film a vlog, use video editing software, add audio, deal with cyberbullies, and stay safe online.

  • Cain, Susan
    Quiet Power : The Secret Strengths Of Introverts
    “The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens. Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids’ world–school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike”–

  • Fleischer, Jeff
    Votes Of Confidence : A Young Persons Guide To American Elections
    A reference for teen students provides information about the past, present, and future of American elections.

  • Gilinsky, Jack
    Jack & Jack : You Dont Know Jacks
    The pop duo shares their journey to stardom and explains how they cope with all their success.

  • Grande, Reyna
    The Distance Between Us
    “At the age of 8, Reyna Grande made the dangerous and illegal trek across the border from Mexico to the United States, and discovered that the American Dream is much more complicated that it seemed.”–Provided by publisher.

  • Healy, Nick
    Image & Imagination
    “More than 150 compelling photos and provocative writing prompts work together in this hybrid photo book/journal to inspire young adults to think, dream, create. Writers looking for inspiration and ideas will find what they need here. Image and Imagination is a repository of story starters, a practice space for fun and informal writing, and a turnkey to unlock the writer within.”–

  • Jennings, Jazz
    Being Jazz : My Life As A Transgender Teen
    Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings–named one of “The 25 most influential teens” of the year by Time–shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.

  • Jones, Tom
    Ask The Astronaut : A Galaxy Of Astonishing Answers To Your Questions On Spaceflight
    “Ever wondered what space is really like? In his 25 years of training for, flying in, consulting on, and writing and speaking about space, astronaut and spacewalker Tom Jones can answer that question and many others. What do you feel on liftoff? What is weightlessness? Where do you sleep in space? Can you see the Great Wall of China? Jones answers every question you have ever had about space in Ask the Astronaut. His characteristic blend of wit, personal experience, and technical expertise shines in each answer, and together all the answers illuminate the true space experience from start to finish. His engaging and informative responses remind readers of historic space achievements, acquaint them with exciting new ambitions, make them feel like they have experienced space firsthand, and even inspire them to want to explore space themselves. Jones covers everything from the training process for new astronaut candidates and the physical sensations and challenges of rocketing into orbit to what it’s like to live, work, and walk in space. Jones also explores the future of spaceflight, both professional and commercial, in the years to come. Ask the Astronaut is a delight for all readers, especially “armchair astronauts” and young would-be space explorers.”–

  • Mearls, Mike
    Dungeon Masters Guide

  • Nutt, Amy Ellis
    Becoming Nicole : The Transformation Of An American Family
    “When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn’t long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were “supposed” to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dress-up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept and embrace Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change all their lives forever. Becoming Nicole chronicles a journey that could have destroyed a family but instead brought it closer together.”– Provided by publisher.

  • St George, Judith
    The Duel : The Parallel Lives Of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr
    Examines the events that led up to the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by reviewing both their lives and the similarities that they shared, including serving as staff officers under George Washington.

  • Strausser, Jeffrey
    Painless Writing
    Offers techniques for improving writing style, shows how to create a template that can be used for writing research papers on all subjects, and includes practical exercises.